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Theerapat Sombatsatapornkul

Senior Associate

Theerapat Sombatsatapornkul

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Theerapat is a Senior Associate at Chandler MHM Limited (CMHM) in the Energy and Natural Resources practice group. He has considerable experience advising on various transactions which having worked in both Japan and Thailand. He also represents Thai and foreign clients in M&A and commercial matters, including corporate advice, due diligence investigations, business acquisitions, and foreign investment matters. Theerapat has advised on numerous real estate transactions such as the acquisition of land, hotel and factory, conduct property due diligence and review any property related agreements. He has been recommended as a real estate lawyer in Legal 500.

Theerapat also has in-depth knowledge in gaming industry and has advised on numerous mobile game licensing agreements in both legal and business perspectives which lead his clients to a successful business in a fast-growing and competitive mobile game market.


Some Representative Transactions:

Energy and Natural Resources

  • A global energy transition investment firm region, in the sale of their entire equity of a power developer to a leading developer and investor in the energy business in the Asia-Pacific.

  • A Chinese company in connection with the investment in the waste-to-energy facility by providing advice on various legal aspects including regulatory issues; permits and licensing; legal due diligence investigations; and project structure.

  • A global renewable energy developer in connection with its potential wind farm project in the north-east of Thailand with advice on various legal aspects including regulatory issues on the national reserved forestry land and Agricultural Land Reform Area and conducting legal due diligence investigations on the project.

  • A global renewable energy and power engineering company in construction and investment in its fund raising by conducting vendor due diligence investigations covering all the solar rooftop projects in Thailand.

  • A number of clients in drafting and negotiating projects-related agreements including EPC contracts and Power Purchase Agreements.

  • A number of clients in the energy industry in advice in relation to the ERC regulations on antitrust and merger filing.

Technology, Media and Telecommunication

  • A business combination between a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and a United Kingdom company (Target) that mainly carries on its operation through a Thai subsidiary. The Target group is a developer and manufacturer of luxury high performance two-wheel electric vehicles with innovative architecture and powered by an advanced electric motor.

  • A leading global travel tech company, in providing regulatory advice relating to the marketing campaign on the online platform including social media and application.

  • A major Japanese trading house in the potential acquisition of shares in one of the biggest fiber optic and gateway service providers throughout Thailand and neighboring countries. Our work includes conducting legal due diligence, issuing a legal memo on the telecommunication businesses, advice and negotiation of transaction documents and contracts.

  • A leading Thai mobile game publisher company on numerous mobile game transactions such as reviewing and negotiating mobile game licensing agreements and advising on the gaming business operation in Thailand.

  • Several foreign business operators on the regulations relating to the e-payment business in Thailand.

Data Protection

  • A government bank on its data protection self-assessment exercise, including documentary review and staff interviews for internal conducts, and drafting of data protection analysis report and relevant data protection documents.
  • A listed hospitality company on its data protection self-assessment exercise, including documentary review and staff interviews for internal conducts, drafting of data protection analysis report and relevant data protection documents, and conducting subsequent executive presentation.
  • Numerous companies on data protection law including a Japanese car manufacturer, renowned retailer, UK pharmaceutical company, with issues ranging from review of projects involving personal data to revision of internal documents.
  • A Japanese consumer electronics company with a big data base for their customer's personal data including an online store and membership scheme. We prepared the gap analysis and provided practical recommendations to ensure that each step of their business operation will be compliant with the PDPA.

Regulatory and Compliance

  • A well-known Singaporean company on legal and regulatory considerations relating to their business involving the offering of gaming / casino services aboard a vessel.
  • A global biofuel and protective coating solution company in the expropriation of part of their facility in Thailand and represent them in the drafting and negotiation of a billion-baht land sales and purchase agreement with a well-known real estate developer in Thailand.


  • Keio University, Japan (LL.M., 2019)
  • Assumption University (LL.B., 2008)


  • College of business and communication (Japanese research Diploma), Japan 2011


  • Thai lawyer license, 2014


  • Extraordinary member of Thai Bar Association
  • Member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand


  • "The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2023 Thailand: Data Protection & Cyber Security" (Legalease Ltd., 2023)
  • "Thailand’s Energy Transition Report: Outlook for 2023" (Chandler MHM Limited, 2022)

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